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Author Schafer, Sylvia, 1962-
Title Children in Moral Danger and the Problem of Government in Third Republic France.
Imprint [Place of publication not identified] : Princeton University Press, 2015.

Author Schafer, Sylvia, 1962-
Series Princeton Studies in Culture/Power/History
Princeton studies in culture/power/history.
Subject Child welfare -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Family policy -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Paternalism -- France -- History -- 19th century.
France -- Moral conditions -- History -- 19th century.
Description 1 online resource.
Summary By exploring how children and their families became unprecedented objects of governmental policy in the early decades of France's Third Republic, Sylvia Schafer offers a fresh perspective on the self-fashioning of a new governmental order. In the aftermath of the Franco-Prussian War, social reformers claimed that children were increasingly the victims of their parents' immorality. Schafer examines how government officials codified these claims in the period between 1871 and 1914 and made the moral status of the family the focus of new kinds of legislative, juridical, and administrative action.
Note English.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations Used in Notes -- Introduction -- Introduction -- 1. The Long History of Paternal Power -- 2. Protection, the State, and the Laws of 1874 -- 3. The Divestiture of Paternal Authority and the Law of 1889 -- Introduction -- 4. Setting The Wheels In Motion -- 5. Investigation -- 6. Judgment -- Introduction -- 7. Defining A Population, Defining An Administration -- 8. Experiments in Placement, 1881-1889 -- 9. The Assimilation of the Enfants Moralement Abandonnes -- Conclusion -- Select Bibliography -- Index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1322886059 (electronic bk.)
9781322886053 (electronic bk.)
9781400872992 (electronic bk.)
1400872995 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1515/9781400872992
OCLC # 903322093

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